Vulpiano Records release VULP-0007, Anton Rothschild's The Year of the Kitten. An expert blend of poppy and electronic elements with a dash of melancholy from the start in title track The Year of the Kitten, Anton's newest release is one of his best and certainly an EP I am proud to have part of the catalog here. Anton, also affiliated with the consistently excellent Dainty Records (including release The Diffident, a top independent artist release of 2009 at A Future in Noise) is a master of the melancholy, as his Last.fm bio states: "the bleak heart of his music is nestled delicately within a blanket of cathartic, almost uplifting compositions". Eurostentialism and The Completist are truly danceable, while A Town Beside the Sea turns the mood more somber and introspective and Mouser closes out The Year of the Kitten with a glimmer of hope and calm. My favorite EP of 2010 thus far!